So it looks like Numerical Gurus is an actual entity – I filed the paperwork for the LLC a little while ago and am waiting for New York State to take its sweet time reviewing it for approval. I’m blogging there every day about book/library/information industry topics, and sometimes revisiting old posts from this blog.… Continue reading Reinvention & Renewal
This morning I was informed that my position was being eliminated at ProQuest. As of 2/9 I will be unmoored and untrammeled. So on to the next thing! It’s only a few hours later, so I’m not sure how things will shake out with regard to my involvement with ISNI. There are a lot of… Continue reading Adventure Is Out There…I Guess?
I’m a big believer in the unquantifiable. When you’re a metadata geek, you know that a lot gets lost in the process of quantification. But that’s not to say quantification doesn’t have value. A healthy person needs both data and memory/experience/emotion. And even the unquantifiable can be duly noted, described, and stored. I am taking… Continue reading A Year of Living Quantitatively
I’m in Seattle for work, and the Amazon store opened while I was here. So I ran over to check it out. I didn’t bother to take pictures. It’s wholly unremarkable, except for the preternatural cheeriness of the staff – a quality I find in the staff of EVERY Seattle establishment I go to. (I’m… Continue reading The Amazon Store
I’m fascinated by birds – no idea why. It appalls me that there’s something I actually share with Jonathan Franzen. I suppose not everyone is perfectly imperfect. My apartment is a block away from Clove Lakes Park, which is filled with all sorts of interesting birds – a family of herons, at least one cormorant,… Continue reading Birds Near Me
I really wish I had found this 1989 letter from my father earlier. It’s a problematic letter because it is truly from the past, where terminology is not at all carefully thought through. Additionally, I’m posting an edited version of it (mostly for length and irrelevant/father-daughter asides) here, with my own notes in brackets, because… Continue reading “[T]he Only Surprise To Me Was That the Rioting Had Not Happened Sooner”: A letter from my father
So I have a cold. I have two lovely friends and I love their theories. Rachel thinks that my stress levels are dropping, so the indulgence of a cold is now allowable. Pam thinks that the reason I was a whirling dervish this past weekend is because my body knew the cold was coming on,… Continue reading Everyday Self-Care